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tundras down for the storm. >> a man is strapped with a vest to him and the weapon. >> we are during the work of the officer is who ended a hostage standoff in silver spring. good morning washington continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. welcome back at 6:00 on this friday morning, september 3. i am alison starling. >> i am greta kreuz. we are tracking the hurricane as it makes its way up the east coast. we are live in ocean city with the latest. >> we begin with steve rudin, checking on the conditions a little closer to home as we start this holiday weekend. >> a beautiful weekend underway after we get the storm out. heavy rain showers expected to cross the delmarva peninsula.
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the temperatures are 78 degrees at reagan national, 74 at hagerstown. elkins, westn virginia. there's a cold front off to the west that will clear out the sky is nicely overnight. today will be hot with morning trickles, partly cloudy, 94 degrees. in the sixties tonight. tomorrow, looking great, lowering humidity, lower temperatures, near 80 degrees. now to lisa baden. this picture tells the story. south on 95, from the beltway to the south in newington, there's a crash at the fairfax county parkway. 270 has typical volume. normal pattern into hyattstown. metrorail, dupont circle station
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has a power outage with no escalators or elevators off with red line trains running through. hurricane earl is starting to leave its mark on the east coast. it is making its presence felt in southeastern virginia. heavy rain, wind, rough surf at the north carolina coast. there are flooded roads on the outer banks. authorities will check for damage at daybreak. the storm is not as strong, but it packs a punch. high surf and deadly recurrence in the aftermath. -- deadly rip currents . >> there are gusts of 15 miles an hour, enough to move my hair and a little rain. that is not stopping people from watching the conditions at the boardwalk. ocean city police have been up
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and down all morning. authorities would prefer you to stay indoors. some people have been out watching the waves. there are still some pretty big waves rolling, pounding the maryland coast. we are still waiting for hurricane earl to arrive. ocean city police ordered people off the beaches when the first strong winds began to batter the maryland coast. >> i don't think it is bad that we are watching it right now, but we should probably get off the beach when it gets bad. >> businesses are hoping that hurricane earl makes a right turn away from the land. people are still getting close to the raging surf. these women went into the water despite warnings. >> i would never go out deep.
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>> we are watching the waves until they come close to th wall. >> i am going to stay here until it gets really bad and then i will go inside. >> the emergency operations center is open as the delmarva peninsula braces for the arrival. >> we want people to use common sense and be safe. there will be sunshine in ocean city tomorrow. >> the son is not shining yet, but the waves are pounding the maryland coast. they have been pretty big. the rip currents are dangerous enough that surfing is not allowed today and swimming could likely be restricted this weekend. the story really is the wind is picking up. we have seen some rain. the waves are impressive as
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hurricane earl is making its way up the eastern seaboard. reporting from ocean city, chris van cleve. >> thank you. montgomery county pope urban search and rescue team will help parts of massachusetts deal with it. the team left late last night, activated by the federal emergency management association. team members are trained at rescuing victims trapped. >> new york and new england are getting ready for whatever the storm brings. it is still lashing n.c. with winds and rain. family schmidt has the latest. >> this is as it began to move past atlantic beach, n.c. last night, bus in the outer banks as a category 2. people spent days preparing for what was a category 4. officials evacuated 100,000 tourists from the outer banks and closed the roads behind them. >> it is critical over the next
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18 hours. >> biti appeared, but don't panic. >> the massachusetts governor declared a state of emergency thursday. fema set up a staging area at, bringing in generators and of supplies to keep 15,000 people fed through the weekend. >> parts of the outer banks are reporting power outages. clear skies by the end of the day expected. emily schmidt reporting. >> for the latest on hurricane earl, go to tbd.com and stay with us throughout the day. the latest from the standoff in silver spring. now we know more about the suspects's weapons and its environmental crusade. we're learning more about the rescue efforts by local police. pamela brown is live in silver
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spring with more. good morning. >> good morning. we have seen this from a distance. now we are getting a closer look, a different perspective from the front lines. this recording gives us insight into a tactical decision that had to be made during a four- hour standoff. >> we have a man inside with a vest strapped on him and a device in his hand. >> this was hours before he went into the discovery building with a deadly force. >> i have a visual of the suspect with something around his waist. >> he was carrying two guns with him around the building it appeared. they were starter pistols and four explosive devices with him, one of them potentially deadly. >> we work really frightened. >> on thursday police searched
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the house where he had been living and found more dangerous materials. but there were four devices. four were safely rendered and detonated safely. >> neighbors were on edge. >> it is scary especially when you have a child and you let a child running around in the backyard. >> we are learning new details about his past run-ins with the law. in 2003 lee was convicted of smuggling and illegal immigrants into the united states in san diego. after 36 years of life, he had nothing to show for it. >> thank you. still ahead, the redskins win without to their first string. highlights coming up. and metro's holiday maintenance could be a big headache for red line passengers. >> another check on traffic and
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weather every ten minutes. >> another check on traffic and weather every ten minutes.
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captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> 72 leesburg, 73 in fairfax, 78 at reagan national. hurricane earl is on the move. it will impact us with just a few sprinkles in the morning. not going to amount to much. partly cloudy this afternoon near 90 degrees. in the sixties tonight.
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near 80 degrees tomorrow. the traffic, after this. >> metrorail reporting a power outage at the dupont circle station. there are no escalators or elevator services. they will establish a shuttle bus service for red line commuters at dupont circle. back to you. >> thank you. 75 degrees. >> coming up on this friday morning, a burger king buyout. it has a new owner. >> a headache for some metro passengers this weekend, that story coming up. >> a big airports evacuation and now a suspect in boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance...
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taking a look at other news from around the nation at 6:14, mideast leaders say that they will keep talking. at the white house yesterday the israeli prime minister and the palestinian authority leader agreed to meet once again in mid september. they also agreed to put together a framework for permanent peace agreement. new information about the two iowa egg farms at the center of the salmonella outbreak. the u.s. agriculture employees work full time at the farms, but two former farm workers say that the government ignored complaints. the miami international airport is back open after an overnight evacuation prompted by the discovery of a suspicious item in a checked bag. four concourses were closed last night after they detained a passenger.
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early warning for red line passengers. this holiday weekend you might need another way to get around. mattel was about to kick off one of its largest maintenance projects ever. we are live a the clermont station with details. it starts tonight. station.ont >> five stations will be closed this weekend. takoma thomas silver spring, forest glen, wheaton, glenmont, closed until 5:00 tuesday morning. at 40 minutes to your travel times if you decide to go that option. avoid the eastern portion of the redline this weekend altogether, if possible. you could take the western portions of that line or the
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buses or the montgomery . they are replacing 500 feet of track. they are repairing a to 4,800 feet of lines. they are improving cell phone service by improving the ta cables. one of the largest renovations in a long time on the red line, happening this weekend. >> thank you. a burger king buyout, back- to-school sales, and a weak jobs report. rob nelson has those stories and more. >> we begin with the monthly unemployment report coming out this morning. economists predict the rate will go up slightly, however, the number of americans filing for
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first-time jobless claims fell last week. retail sales and were up in august. major chain stores said sales rose 3.3%. back-to-school shoppers gave retailers the biggest boost. for americans were either looking for the biggest bargains or they are still waiting for them. the investment firm 3g capital is purchasing burger king. the $4 billion deal was announced yesterday. its strong ties overseas could help the company expand around the world. fishing and trapping are able to resume in louisiana and the florida panhandle. no signs of oil from the bp oil spill. rob nelson reporting. >> 75 degrees outside. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> let's check in with steve rudin. we are going to escape hurricane earl around here. >> not to going to amount to
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much around the immediate metro area. hagerstown, 73 degrees, 75 in fairfax, 78 at reagan national. earl will take a more easterly track over the next few hours. it will impact the delmarva beaches with rain and gusty wind. the core of the system will remain offshore. good news. a cold front will eventually sweep all of that out of your. daytime highs in the low 80s this weekend's for tomorrow into labor day monday. -- the cold front will sweep all of this out of here. it is cloudy. everything will clear out. temperatures reaching 90 degrees this afternoon. adam caskey is in ocean city.
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>> the wind is gradually increasing its erratic the morning. -- is increasing throughout the morning. up to about 25 miles an hour. it is noticeable. it will continue to increase in ocean city throughout the morning ended today with gusts around 50 miles an hour. we have had a few light rain showers, getting a little bit in the washington area, especially east of 95 and the beltway. we will see 1 inch up to about two inches by the time it's over. it is a category 2 with maximum sustained winds around 125 miles an hour. it is moving at 18 miles an hour. it will be moving faster later on today, pushing off to the north and east. it should be directly offshore at 2:00 p.m. about to hundred miles.
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we have the tropical storm warning and we anticipate tropical storm conditions in ocean city. bee are getting a little daylight so you can see the waves are significantly bigger than yesterday morning, almost twice as big as yesterday morning. we are expecting some waves over 10 seed throughout the day. the tide is working in our favor right now. it is going out. -- asstorm's threatens this storm strengthens, the tide is going out. i have noticed an increase in the water line on the beach. the waves are getting a little bigger and the wind is a little dusty. off virginia beach to the rising wave heights 60 miles each of virginia beach at 18 feet. that is the latest from ocean city. now to the local traffic.
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by the way, this will be a fantastic weekend at ocean city and up and down the beaches. >> thank you. leaving the beltway south wrecknewington there's a dir at 7100. there's a back up. red line commuters, there are no escalators or elevators at the dupont circle station because of a power outage. >> thank you. 75 degrees. >> coming up, the final preseason game meant a day off for most of the of martie redskins players with one big exception. we will tell you about it, coming up in sports. >> a little later today on "the oprah show", christina aguilera, superstar singer, and oprah's best advice, 4:00 on abc 7.
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>> news that some kitchens would fail inspections administered to restaurants. one out of seven kitchens in los angeles would fail the inspections. less than two thirds of home kitchens received a grade of a or b.
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it can lead to illness. stephen strasburg eric is going to have tommy john surgery on his injured right elbow today in los angeles. they give him a good chance of a full recovery. he will be out at least a year. preseason cames' to close last night with a 20-10 loss against arizona. most of the starters sat out. it was a battle for backup jobs. there were few highlights. >> there is a touchdown. >> richard bartell and terence austin "the up for the honaker -- hooked up for the only
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touchdown. albert haynesworth had no comment. >> we will go back to ocean city for the latest on the track of the storm and a timeline and we will check the situation for north carolina. they are already seeing the effects there. >> we have new perspective from the frontlines during the wednesday standoff at the discovery building. i will have a live report coming up. >> i am in the belfort furniture weather center. a few sprinkles outside right now, but have an absolutely beautiful week
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live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> i think it is a serious hurricane. why take a chance?
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>> feeling the effects of hurricane earl. watches and warnings are up from north carolina to new england as the east coast hunkers down for the storm. good morning, from washington. it's friday, september 3. i am alison starling. >> i am greta kreuz. we will have live team coverage from ocean city. if we start with traffic and weather close to home with steve rudin. it's going to be nice for us this weekend. >> when this system pulls away from the mid-atlantic, it will pick up a lot of steam. that means a beautiful weekend ahead. temperatures 10 degrees cooler. 90 degrees for a high- temperature. sunshine this afternoon. wait until tomorrow and sunday and monday. outside the storm continues to spin. it will brush the coast of the delmarva peninsula over the next several hours. partly cloudy with a few
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sprinkles this morning. 90 degrees this afternoon. if in the sixties tonight. tomorrow will be a nice change. it will be a little breezy with high temperatures around 80 degrees. let's get an update on the rush hour commute with lisa baden. vdot needs 30 more minutes to clear iraq on southbound 95. delays begin at about the going into newington with the crash on the left. normal volume out of urbana getting to hyattstown. metrorail red line commuters, there's a power outage at dupont circle station, no escalators or elevators, but the trains are running. fredericksburg trains, five minutes late. that's due to csx traffic. back to you. >> thank you. our top story is hurricane
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earl, working its way off the east, -- of the east coast-- up the east coast. they're feeling it in virginia. it brought rough surf to the north carolina coast. some roads on the outer banks are flooded. no major damage. authorities will check at daybreak. chris van cleve in ocean city, md. to check on the beach conditions. the wind is picking up little. >> in the last five minutes it has really picked up. we saw gusts close to about 20 miles an hour where we were standing. that had been the exception tool. you can see the boardwalk, very choppy surf, a big waves twice the size of what we saw yesterday. we are seeing a little rain and
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still waiting for hurricane earl to get closer. local businesses are looking forward to say goodbye to hurricane earl. local police are ordering people off the beaches. >> they said you have to get out of the water and off the beaches. >> the seawall gates are closed along ocean city boardwalk this morning. that is not stopping people from getting close to the raging surf. these women went into the water despite dangerous warnings of rip currents. >> i would never got out too deep. >> riding the storm out. legs these tourists came to the beach to look for hurricane earl, but they say it will not interrupt their labor day. >> we were going to go to sleep and then we will enjoy the sunshine. >> some got out of town before the wind started blowing. >> it is cutting our vacation short.
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the kids are crying because they don't want to leave. >> i have children, so i don't want to put my kids in that position. >> most people we spoke with decided to stay and wait for it to pass by to enjoy the labor day weekend. some people have decided to go for walks on the beach this morning. the gates along the seawall at the boardwalk are closed, so people are hopping over them and going for walks down on the sand. emergency management told us they were not going to close the beach initially, but they were closing the surf, meaning they did not want people swimming. it is ok to walk on the beaches. if conditions worsen, they will tell people to get off the beach altogether. the wind is picking up and conditions will deteriorate as hurrricane noel gets closer to maryland. reporting from ocean city.
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>> thank you. its first stop was the north carolina coast. gusty winds and heavy rain and rough surf in that area. reports of outages, flooding, and road closures in the outer banks. earl could still pose plenty of problems farther up the eastern seaboard even though it's not a major hurricane anymore. >> be mindful of what could be happening. it is critical over the next 18 hours. >> take this seriously and be prepared. >> massachusetts has declared a state of emergency. fema is preparing by stocking up on generators, food, water, and other emergency supplies. we will go back to the beach with adam caskey in a few minutes. log on to tbd.com to check whether any time. >> the hostage standoff in
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silver spring, we are learning more about what happened inside and outside the discovery channel building as the scene unfolded. we are learning more about the man at the center and its environmental crusade. pamela brown is live in silver spring with details. good morning. >> good morning. during that four-hour standoff on wednesday the tactical teams had to make some quick and critical decisions. one of them was whether to shoot james j. lee and take the risk of setting off those explosive devices attached to his body. listen to this recorded radio conversation from one of a swat team members. >> i have a visual of him. a flashing red light on something he is holding. >> this was before they moved into the lobby and shot and killed james j. lee. they were able to disrupt the
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dispose of devices later in the evening. he was carrying starter pistols in the lobby. yesterday they searched a house he hadton house that been living in. they told the neighbors to take their children elsewhere wild the bombs were dismantled. >> thank you. 6:37. the end of the line, passengers need to know about some track work for the holiday weekend on metro -- redline passengers need to know. >>
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home begins with an olympic finish. i am at the the world's biggest beatles-inspired weekend. we are at this resorts all weekend. good morning, washington. >> i hope you have a good start your friday morning. temperatures of the in the 70's across most of the area. a little cooler in the mountains. 68 in martinsburg, 75 in fairfax, 75 in baltimore.
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hurricane earl continues sitting and spinning, now beginning to move towards the east. that is the good news. a cold front will impact on whether this afternoon, bringing cooler air for the weekend. a few morning sprinkles possible, partly cloudy. off in the 60's tonight. if tomorrow's forecast, 80 degrees for the high temperature. let's get an update on the rush hour commute with lisa baden. all morning there's been a crash in newington, southbound 95. there are two lanes to the right to getting by. this accident involved a department vehicle, so they have to document things. it should be in a good 30 minutes before that happens. delays began on the beltway on 395. this is after the fairfax county parkway. back to you. >> thank you. 75 degrees outside on this
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friday morning. >> we will be right back. friday morning. >> we will be right back.
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welcome back. 6:44. the august unemployment report will be released today. economists are concerned. they expect the jobless rate to increase from 9.5% up to 9.6%. the first increase since april. more and more democrats are expressing reluctance to let taxes increase even on wealthy americans. democratic leaders are supporting president obama's plan to let some bush tax cuts expire.
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some rank-and-file democrats are moving away from that plant. and oil platform caught fire yesterday in the gulf of mexico. there was no oil leak and no one was killed. everyone was rescued after jumping from the platform. >> i like when they were holding hands in the water. metro is about to have a major safety overall along the red line this weekend. thousands of passengers could have headaches this holiday weekend. we are live in forest glen with details. ben? >> this was recommended by the ntsb after last year's fatal crash. five stations for will be closed this weekend. takoma, silver spring, forest glen, glenmont, and wheaton. they will be closed and o'clock tonight until 5:00 a.m. on tuesday morning.
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there will be a shuttle bus service from the fort totton metro station to glenmont. and 40 minutes to your travel time is to decide -- if you decide to take that shuttle bus service. or you can avoid using eastern portions of the red line. you could take the western portions of that or the montgomery county ride on system. this is one of the largest renovations of the metrorail service. this weekend starting at 10:00 p.m. tonight and ending at 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning. >> thank you. in the district early voting is being expanded. tomorrow four additional early voting stations will reopen. last night the wife of mayor adrian fenty became emotional for the second time in two days as she was talking about her husband and his bid for reelection.
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>> this notion that he only cares about particular neighborhoods or issues is far from the truth. >> earlier in the day she seems to be fighting back tears after the debate at the newseum. a recent poll shows adrian fenty 17 points behind his challenger vincent gray among likely voters. more bad news for the democrats. >> jim joins us to explain why things are looking up even more for the gop. this news story stems from a new gallup poll that shows people will be - voting -- negative voting. but republicans are surging people are voting in protest of democratic leadership, of obama's, of the
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economy. they don't even care what some of those republicans stand for, they only want something different. they are tired of washington and what they are seeing. they will see if the republicans will do any better. >> what should the democrats do to turn it around? >> very little they can do because the economy is bad right now. the jobs numbers as well. what you do is take your money and try to define yourself in a positive way and distance yourself from washington and try to define your opponent in a negative manner. democrats could have a lot of money in the campaigns, which could be their saving grace. >> thank you so much. good to see you. >> 6:48 on this friday morning before the labor day weekend. time for traffic and weather. >> ocean city maryland's fort adam caskey braving the pretty good weather so far. >> not bad.
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good to fly kites. the wind is increasing noticeably especially over the past couple hours. on the edge of the boardwalk we have been clocking wind gusts in the mid-20s. about 26 miles an hour right now. they are steadily increasing/ we are expecting some gusts up to about 50 or 60 miles an hour around midday into the afternoon as the center of hurricane earl passes 100 miles offshore from ocean city. we anticipate the center of the strong to be over 100 miles offshore, but tropical storm force winds will extend in excess of tool hundred miles from the center of the storm -- in excess of 200 miles from the center of the storm. most of the rain is still over north carolina.
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we will see more rain moving on short. there have only been light shower is right here. we will see more showers moving on shore. they will become steady and heavy and up to about two inches of rain expected. quite a difference sunrise than yesterday. we expect waves over 10 feet high during the peak of the storm, midday and afternoon. but the tide is going out right now, so the water line is still about 25-45 yards from the sea wall in ocean city. lodi is at about 9:40 a.m. and then the tide will start coming in again -- low tide is at about 9:40 a.m. skies will clear tonight and we will have a fantastic weekend. a little breezy on saturday with a lot of sunshine saturday through labor day. cool temperatures with low to mid a seep. a fantastic weekend after this storm moves out.
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now to steve rudin. >> the maya start to the morning. 75 degrees in fairfax. 73 in bowie. like sprinkles on the radar. nothing that will amount to much. the heaviest activity is well to the east of d.c. across the delmarva during the morning. there's a cold front that will move across the region quickly later on this evening. once it moves through, cooler, drier air is on the way. near 90 degrees. the wind will pick up west northwest 10-15. now to lisa baden. >> metrorail is reporting electricity has been restored at the dupont stations. everything back to normal for metrorail. ,et's look at newschopper 7 flying over newington, va., southbound 95, the crash is gone. intense delays.
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delays begin on 395 and on the beltway to go southbound 95. that is the right side of the screen. arch campbell is next to take us to the movies. arch campbell is next to take us to the movies.
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good morning, washington. george clooney does some proving his new movie "the american."
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george clooney plays an assassin in a remote italian village, hiding in plain sight while doing his last job. he looks good and does some romancing. even the love scenes cannot take the blow out of this slow movie. two stars. also opening is "machete." a parody of exploitation movies. rated r for everything. two twisted stars. four stars for "the other guys" and "the kids are all right". 4 stars for "get low". i hope you have a nice weekend, everybody. i am arch campbell, abc 7 entertainment.
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>> i have to get to the movies. i have not been in a while. >> a last look at traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden? >> an accident on southbound 95 in newington is gone. still little slow there. connecticut avenue south of randolph road, there's a crash after this camera. ocean city is next with adam caskey. the wind will gradually increase the morale of the morning. you're getting some light rain, but that will increase in intensity throughout the morning and into the midday. the waves will increase as well. wind gusts will be up to 50 miles an hour with waves as high as 10 feet. breezy for the weekends on the beaches. anticipate fantastic weather with a lot of sunshine. a little breezy on saturday with high temperatures if near 80 degrees through the weekend.
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that's live from ocean city. >> that does it for us. have a great day everybody. >> bye-bye. what's all this? big news! we have another way to help you save. oh, really? how? by bundling.
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